It's official! Trump pulls out of The #ParisAgreement on Climate

President Trump just announced that the U.S. will “withdraw” out of the Paris Climate Accord. But “begin negotiations to re-enter”.

Trump said:

“We will cease honoring all non-binding agreements”, and “will stop contributing to the green climate fund”.

“I can not in good conscience support a deal that harms the United States”.

“The bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair to the United States”.

“This agreement is less about climate and more about other countries getting a financial advantage over the United States”.

“The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.”

“Fourteen days of carbon emissions alone would totally wipe out the U.S. contribution to reduction by 2030”

“Compliance with the terms of the Paris accord… could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025.”

“India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid.”

“We need all forms of available American energy or our country will be at grave risk of brown-outs and black-outs.”

“Withdrawing is in economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.”

“We will be environmentally friendly, but we’re not going to put our businesses out of work… We’re going to grow rapidly.”

“No responsible leader can put the workers and the people of their country at this debilitating and tremendous disadvantage.”

“The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions.”

“My job as President is to do everything within my power to give America a level playing field.”

“The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions.”

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

“Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia, & across the world should not have more to say w/ respect to the US economy than our own citizens.”

“Our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of America’s sovereignty.”

“It is time to exit the Paris Accord and time to pursue a new deal which protects the environment, our companies, our citizens.”

Scott Pruitt: “America finally has a leader who answers only to the people.” “This is an historic restoration of American economic independence.”

The Paris Accord is a BAD deal for Americans, and the President’s action today is keeping his campaign promise to put American workers first. The Accord was negotiated poorly by the Obama Administration and signed out of desperation. It frontloads costs on the American people to the detriment of our economy and job growth while extracting meaningless commitments from the world’s top global emitters, like China. The U.S. is already leading the world in energy production and doesn’t need a bad deal that will harm American workers.

 

UNDERMINES U.S. Competitiveness and Jobs

  • According to a study by NERA Consulting, meeting the Obama Administration’s requirements in the Paris Accord would cost the U.S. economy nearly $3 trillion over the next several
  • By 2040, our economy would lose 6.5 million industrial sector jobs – including 3.1 million manufacturing sector jobs
    • It would effectively decapitate our coal industry, which now supplies about one-third of our electric power

The deal was negotiated BADLY, and extracts meaningless commitments from the world’s top polluters

  • The Obama-negotiated Accord imposes unrealistic targets on the U.S. for reducing our carbon emissions, while giving countries like China a free pass for years to
    • Under the Accord, China will actually increase emissions until 2030

The U.S. is ALREADY a Clean Energy and Oil & Gas Energy Leader; we can reduce our emissions and continue to produce American energy without the Paris Accord

  • America has already reduced its carbon-dioxide emissions
    • Since 2006, CO2 emissions have declined by 12 percent, and are expected to continue to
    • According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. is the leader in oil & gas

The agreement funds a UN Climate Slush Fund underwritten by American taxpayers

  • President Obama committed $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund – which is about 30 percent of the initial funding – without authorization from Congress
  • With $20 trillion in debt, the U.S. taxpayers should not be paying to subsidize other countries’ energy

The deal also accomplishes LITTLE for the climate

  • According to researchers at MIT, if all member nations met their obligations, the impact on the climate would be The impacts have been estimated to be likely to reduce global temperature rise by less than .2 degrees Celsius in 2100.

 

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Bruce Cobb

Hallelujah!

Ross King

Hallelujah to the power ‘n’ !!!!
Let’s get back to sanity and providing the cheapest possible power to the greatest number of people SUBSIDY-FREE!

Alan Robertson

The President is delivering a magnificent speech.

Chimp

Ending wind and solar subsidies in Congress will be a tough sell.
But if Trump’s approval numbers turn up, he could bring heat to bear.
Here’s hoping.

Greg

A step in the right direction but not the right step. He should have given 12mo notice on UNFCCC, not a weak “withdrawl” statement. As I commented a few days ago his stance at G7 looked more like someone trying to renegotiate , not someone with the intention to pull out.
There is nothing to renegotiate since the fundamental basis of dangerous warming is only found in flawed models. CO2 is not “pollution”.
The great deal maker apparently thinks he can use this a bargaining chip against something else, which implies he will go along with it to some degree.
All the Hurahs here may be rather jumping the gun.

M E Emberson

Mr Trump seems to have decided that pulling out on economic concerns would be something not so easy to dispute. He left a door open for them to negotiate and it seems from reports that they slammed it shut.
This leaves the President able to say with outraged virtue that they broke it off. A skillful manoeuvre from a professional.

steve

Trump believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted. Really????? Google the statement. These are ramblings of a bemused madman, and you guys think he’s a genius!!!!

It’s time the UN and EU paid the piper for this climate scam.

PiperPaul

I agree!

rw

At some point that needs to happen. But more important is to leverage it; the opportunity is there.

Gil

Amen! Amen!!

Walter Sobchak

Praise the Lord!

steve

Wow!! You believe you have a made up friend in the sky but deny science. Good luck with that!!!

M E Emberson

Jews and Christians say Hallelujah when things appear to be going right for once, I expect Moslems say something similar. It appears that you equate belief in God with inability to understand science, can you tell us why? Don’t give us the standard reasons advanced by Marx, He was rebelling against his strict Orthodox Jewish family and so was Trotsky. They didn’t study science either just German philosophy.

Carbon BIgfoot

Congratulations Anthony and all the REAL SCIENTISTS who opine here that have made today’s announcement a success.

Philip

Donald J. Trump has my VOTE in 2020 regardless what ever else happens.

I am with you!

Chris Riley

Trump deserves credit for this. So does Anthony. Thousands of people got their first critical look at the AGW scam at this site.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia

Like me.

Ian Magness

I’ll second that comment Chris. I was a sceptic with a hunch before I started reading WUWT a few years back. The site has put real meat on the bones. Now I have no doubts whatsoever where the truth lies. A truly great achievement Anthony! I just wish we could find a way of raising the debate to government and media level in the UK where pure ignorance still reigns barely challenged.

Reprise from April 2017:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/18/white-house-cancels-meeting-on-considering-paris-climate-accord-action/#comment-2479880
To Donald, Ivanka, Jared and Rex:
Donald was correct – time to dump the Paris Climate nonsense!
_________________
COLE’S NOTES FOR all the TRUMPs and Rex Tillerson – from 2015:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/06/13/presentation-of-evidence-suggesting-temperature-drives-atmospheric-co2-more-than-co2-drives-temperature/
Observations and Conclusions:
1. Temperature, among other factors, drives atmospheric CO2 much more than CO2 drives temperature. The rate of change dCO2/dt is closely correlated with temperature and thus atmospheric CO2 LAGS temperature by ~9 months in the modern data record
2. CO2 also lags temperature by ~~800 years in the ice core record, on a longer time scale.
3. Atmospheric CO2 lags temperature at all measured time scales.
4. CO2 is the feedstock for carbon-based life on Earth, and Earth’s atmosphere and oceans are clearly CO2-deficient. CO2 abatement and sequestration schemes are nonsense.
5. Based on the evidence, Earth’s climate is insensitive to increased atmospheric CO2 – there is no global warming crisis.
6. Recent global warming was natural and irregularly cyclical – the next climate phase following the ~20 year pause will probably be global cooling, starting by ~2020 or sooner.
7. Adaptation is clearly the best approach to deal with the moderate global warming and cooling experienced in recent centuries.
8. Cool and cold weather kills many more people than warm or hot weather, even in warm climates. There are about 100,000 Excess Winter Deaths every year in the USA and about 10,000 in Canada.
9. Green energy schemes have needlessly driven up energy costs, reduced electrical grid reliability and contributed to increased winter mortality, which especially targets the elderly and the poor.
10. Cheap, abundant, reliable energy is the lifeblood of modern society. When politicians fool with energy systems, real people suffer and die. That is the tragic legacy of false global warming alarmism.
Allan MacRae, P.Eng. Calgary, June 12, 2015
Post Script for Rex Tillerson:
Hi Rex,
I have two engineering degrees, have worked in the energy business on six continents since 1984 and have made very significant contributions to the Canadian oilsands and the conventional oil and gas industry – this includes personally initiating the move to new royalty and tax terms and major cost reductions that revitalized the Alberta oilsands industry. Exxon was a 25% owner in three of our joint ventures.
I suggest that few individuals have made more money for Exxon through their own initiatives than I have, and I did not even work for you. So please put on your engineering hat, study the above post, and forget about the alleged global warming crisis – it does not exist.
Regards, Allan

Hi Allan, a good post. What concerns me is that so many influential people think that “the science is settled.” Science is never settled. So instead of having an intelligenjt and critical debate about the issues, climate science is treated more as a religion – or, more properly, a belief system not based on rational and demonstrable facts. President Trump has laid down a challenge – no bad thing in my view.
We know that lawyers and judges were refugees from science at school. Perhaps many politicians and bureacrats were, too?

katabasis1

I can hear the wailing and gnashing already….!

RWturner

You didn’t hear the tiny pop of thousands of environmentalist’s heads exploding at once?

RockyRoad

It was drowned out by the millions of Americans who were clapping and hollering APPROVAL!

JohnKnight

I believe the correct spelling in the case you speak of is enviro-mentalist, RWturner, as there are some actual environmentalists who write some very good stuff on this site, for instance, who do provide the kind of multifaceted analysis that justifies the term.

Rick C PE

“Splodey heads keep sploding.”
S. Palin

Rhoda R

One thing that all of us can do is to contact the President and your Senators and Representative and let them know that you approve of this. There is going to be much wailing and gnashing of teeth over this decision and we, those of us who think it’s the right move, need to be making noise also.

ned
Retired_Engineer_Jim

So it is now recognized that Al Gore is part of Sillywood.

PeterinMD

Who gives a rats ass what celebrities think anyway?

Thomas

+ 1000. Sanity and science won today.

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!! : )

fretslider

Result!

PaulH

Withdrawal is the correct decision, of course. But what an enormous waste of time and money to get to this point.
/smh
(I posted this on another topic by mistake: oops)

Katherine

Trump had to get his ducks lined up. Those bullet points listing the costs of staying in the Paris Accord are necessary to support his position and take time to prepare. But they’re exactly what I expect of a businessman.

PeterinMD

Why don’t the Democrats address the issues trump brought up, they are all just touchy feely and worry about what the rest of the world thinks……

Mumbles McGuirck

He just HAD to leave the door open, just a little. It’s like NAFTA. We will re-negotiate for more favorable terms. But what would be worth our while to enter into any sort of climate accord. Is China going to pay US to not emit CO2?

Bruce Cobb

I look at that as lip service only. Not gonna happen.

Mumbles McGuirck

We can only hope. But I would have felt better if he just shut the door completely. Hasta lasagna, don’t get any on ya’.

pameladragon

Yes, more than likely a sop for the AGW crowd to give them a tidge of hope.

wws

I agree – never going to happen. The EU is going to be too butt-hurt over this to even think of renegotiating, because to do that would mean them saying that Trump was right, he could get a better deal. And they will never, ever, do that. So it’s over.
After today, Trump could barbecue up a litter of cute little puppy’s and eat them all on live TV, and I’m STILL backing him!!!

Goldrider

I just wish he’d come out and totally discredited the AGW theory–call it the BS it is!

Oldseadog

Goldrider,
Got it in one.

RWturner

Agreed. It puts the ball into the Democrat’s court. If they can’t get a “fair” climate accord worked out, they fail. Good luck with that.

Latitude

better terms means we’re not subsidizing the EU either..and that was their plan

Lip service only? Maybe. Or maybe it’s a lot smarter than that: The Paris accord wasn’t aimed at cutting global warming, it was aimed at a new world order and at transferring wealth (as evidenced by a recent Merkel statement). So, what would a renegotiation look like?

jmarshs

I see it as just throwing a bone to the CAGW crowd to keep them occupied. China and India and will never enter into an agreement that will harm their economies (wow, what a weird idea….).

TA

And I’ll bet any agreement Trump might agree to with China and India would not allow for unrestricted increases in their emissions. And I don’t think China and India would agree to such restrictions, so I don’t see any chance of a new agreement being made, just on that alone.

As others have said, this is a sop to Ivanka and to the “Consensus” believers.
Note that DJT mentioned MANY times the fact that India and China receive reparations while continuing to build hundreds of plants and massively increasing their CO2 output.
Trump said he is willing to will renegotiate a deal that is FAIR to the US relative to the other signees.
Anyone anticipate that any “new” deal would include provisions where the US had to cut back immediately and allowed others to continue emissions?

Mike

I took it as a veiled challenge to the “believers” to prove whether they actually believe their own propaganda by making them put their money where their mouth is. If they truly think that the end of the world is at hand unless everyone reverts to a primitive lifestyle, then they certainly should be willing to do whatever is necessary, including dialing back their own economic development, to prevent it. Of course, they would never in a million years do that, but they’re only too happy to suck the U.S. dry if the liberal idiots would permit them.
I think this may be the best strategy, even though I would certainly have loved to hear Trump crush the false underpinnings of the theory itself. We know that if you attack the “science”, the believers just throw up a convoluted technical-sounding smokescreen that fools many because it sounds authoritative. I think a better plan of attack is to hold the proponents to their own claims, and then spotlight the rank hypocrisy that inevitably results. If they truly believed that their every action would “destroy the planet” they would radically alter their own lifestyles, which they clearly have not. If the “97% consensus” were real, the so-called “climatologists” responsible for it would be moving to higher ground to avoid the coming flood, or would be living in a tent and eating grass and twigs to prevent it. That clear disconnect between their words and their actions is EXACTLY the type of argument that resonates with average people.
It used to be easy to simply point to the failure of the latest of their short-term predictions of doom, but they finally wised up and moved the prediction goal posts beyond the lifetimes of everyone currently alive.

Mumbles,
good point, but it’s much like Brexit. Trump has just thrown the rest of the world a scarp of meat and they will squabble over it like madmen whilst America gets it’s shit together.
They will eventually come back, with a cobbled together deal, none of them actually agree on, and Trump will kick it into the long grass.
Meanwhile America is then competing on a global scale again, and I damn well hope we Brits sit up, take notice and hang onto it’s coat tails.
It’s a long time overdue that the UK supports the US again instead of an insular, economically stagnant EU, run by Germany (what an effing surprise)!

noaaprogrammer

As said elsewhere:
I see London,
I see France,
I see Donald’s exit chance!

Eugene WR Gallun

Haha! He is not leaving the door open. Do you think that that India and China (and other countries) want to do anything that costs them? — and that is what Trump will demand. By offering to renegotiate he puts them in the position of displaying their complete hypocrisy.
Eugene WR Gallun

Retired_Engineer_Jim

EU leaders issued a joint communique stating that there would be no renegotiation. Topic closed.

Gabro

IMO Trump knew that would be the case.
Much as I would have liked for him to have called BS on CACA scientifically, I trust his political instincts.
Economic nationalism is the horse he rode in on, and he’s smart to stay in the saddle. Treating this as a bad trade deal was the way to go, IMO. It plays to his audience and puts Dumpocraps on the spot. They need to win back blue collar voters, but now can’t if they stand by the cuckoo CACA religion.

tetris

Funny, that. And the crocodile tears…
Merkel’s government is putting on line 6 -un-mothballed- and 8 new coal fired plants -to keep the lights on and key German industries from de-locating Said in passing, with Peabody and the likes having come out of chapter 11 since DT was elected, supplying [N.B.] US coal until [mothballed] German mines start producing again.

M E Emberson

He can set up a committee to review what we actually know about the atmosphere on this planet and
he can also call in the climate scaremongers and ask them to give their reasons for their opinions to the committee which can then examine them for scientific proof…. This will be difficult to do and may take a long time, but he can point to the committee and say something is being done.
What can they complain about ? Their concerns are being taken seriously aren’t they?
.Acknowledgements to Sir Humphrey Appleby .. fictional though he may be.

PJ Brennan

Where’s that chilled champagne?

Bruce Cobb

Mine’s already open.

Beliaik

Mine, too, and its 6am here!

Auto

Beliaik
Much power to your elbow!
I’m on my third bottle of French Red. Doin’ fine!
Many smiles all round here.
A pity that POTUS didn’t actually ask for a Red vs. Blue Public debate on CAGW/Climate slushiness (or whatever grandiloquent sleaze name current resonates through the kleptocrats’ mansions).
Auto

ATheoK

Champagne _ell!
This calls for barrel aged bourbon or well aged burgundy!

Sipping a well aged celebratory bourbon here. Neat. Why send money to the frogs for champagne (except on New Years eve). Exceptions make the rule.

Beer. And lots of it thank you very much.

Joe Crawford

To quote Willie: “Beer for my horses and whiskey for my me.”

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia

I heard about it at lunch in a bistro – they had a big screen tv showing news. Went and got a celebratory beer straight away.
As we Aussies toast: “Chug-a-lug”
Chug-a-lug to President Trump!

Gil

PJB – there’s cold champagne in my refrigerator – but not for long. Not gonna wait for the Sun to drop below the yardarm. POP!! Here’s to DJT, Lindzen, Soon, Singer, Happer, Dyson, Morano, Cruz, Lamar Smith, cwon14, Anthony, and all the rest of the team and the whole gang at WUWT – far too many to mention here.

Graemethecat

Don’t forget Judith Curry!
All these folks have shown true courage and character in the face of the most disgraceful smears and abuse from the CAGW clique.

Paul Penrose

I’ll raise a glass of Guinness later. There’s a place near my home that has it on tap. Yum!

Joel Snider

He kept his promise.
This is what happens when a man is simply what he says he is, and does his best to live up to it.
Leading by example.
We’ve become so accustomed to the opposite, that we’ve begun to think it’s everybody. But ‘everybody’ does it’ is always the biggest cop out – an excuse to be no different yourself.
But if it’s not you, it’s not everybody, is it?
Cheers, everybody.

gnomish

i didn’t think he would and i have never in my life been happier to be wrong.

Joel Snider

Based on recent memory, I think you can be forgiven for being a bit jaded.

wws

I can guarantee you Jeb Bush would never have done this, nor would Kasich, nor would McCain – the list goes on and on and on.

I agree most of the 17 would not have done this. of the few that would have, I think none could have done it as well as Trump. The EH* factor was worth the vote for him!
*EH – Explodey Head.

Goldrider

Trump for MT. RUSHMORE!!!!! :-))))

Auto

Well, I think he should be 35% of they there already.
And I live across the pond.
Best POTUS since Ronnie Reagan?
Looks that way – so far – from here.
Auto

D. J. Hawkins

@Auto
Second that on the Gipper. But let’s face it, even including Bush I and Bush II, the bar was barely off the ground.

gnomish

“… the bar was barely off the ground.”
the president that didn’t try for Limbo King!
and he made it look so easy.
heh- kuhn cats just got turpentined

Frank K.

Making the climate great again!!

Resourceguy

They actually included many of the points I would have listed. That’s great.

RockyRoad

That’s what I thought was earth-shattering: President Trump’s excoriating illumination of a transfer of wealth from despots that support the UN in their globalization at the expense of the G7, particularly the US.

Latitude

He nailed every talking point…and burned them a new one at the same time

TA

Yes, he did nail every talking point. I thought he did a very good job.

It’s the first Trump speech, nay, any American presidential speech I have ever watched.
What impressed me, above all, is that the guy talks our language.
Which may be feint praise from an ignoramus like me, but he fulfilled a campaign promise, explained why, in clear, plain English, and sent out a message that he was working for America, no one else.
I may live to regret saying this, but who wouldn’t want a boss like that?
Many may call it a partisan speech, and I’ll 100% agree with that, and the last British politician to deliver partisan messages so powerful was Winston Churchill.
Trump has just done what many great leaders have done in the past; fulfilled a promise and clearly explained why.
AGW itself is a political, ideological, philosophical and scientific battleground for the planet. This is WW3, thankfully we have learned to wage it without ordnance.
Win or lose, on either side, this should be the one great positive we take from all this.
Talking is better than fighting.

HS, yup. And I am now proudly a US Clinton deplorable—despite three Harvard degrees and a Wellesley former wife of 30 years..

lsk1956

+100 Agreed, and very well said!

stan stendera

My highest honor: +1776

TA

Hillary also called us deplorables “the political underbelly” a couple of days ago.
The Justice Department needs to prosecute her and put her in jail so we don’t have to listen to her anymore.

gnomish

not really.
talking and fighting can’t compare to winning.

noaaprogrammer

Praise the Lord,
and pass the ammunition!

Man Bearpig

Best news since trump won the election. America will be great again

John

Finally, some sanity.

a_generalist

A great step in the right direction. We might be in the dark soon here in the people’s republic of green california, but at least we’ll have a country to which we can escape.

sycomputing

You’re more than welcome in Texas right now? We’re going to need you since some of your “countrymen” coming this way are flaming libs…

wws

I’m thinking that after this announcement today, our Gov. Abbott might pull a Strangelove, and stand up saying “My President! I can walk!!!”

whiten

a_generalist
June 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm
You did not hear anything did you???!!!!…..you just have being given the power to end your nightmare in Cal……
The extraordinary road block has just being lifted for you guys…..Sue your Government and your state, now….You can;t lose…is a 97% win versus 3%…….
The odds already reversed in your favor..clearly.
The main and only problem up to now was the road block….it has being just lifted for you by your good President.
No any State govt.t in the USA territory has any valid defense anymore against the people in the matter of green policy and legislation…in any court of the land….as far as I can tell
The odds of winning in any court of the land against any green policy incentive or legislation is in the favor of the people when against the govt.
The odds are like and actually tuned to and in context of the Congressional testimonies……3 versus 1, when the 1, is the laughing stock, which can not be considered otherwise in any kind of rationale arena of judgement…..no good at all in any matter of defense to the green mannure by any govt…
It is all up to you now, the people of the USA………Make the rest of the world proud, about you and your amazing unique constitution……
Please do try to enjoy it….for what ever worth….it is amazing….
cheers

Rhoda R

This will also provide moral support for those eastern European nations that aren’t drinking the ecoKoolaide.

Auto

Rhoda
It may – might – perhaps, strengthen the sinews of those here who consider this a Kleptocrat’s dream.
Auto, in south London.

noaaprogrammer

I dunno, Generalist, we might have to put a wall around your state to keep the rest of us from becoming californicated.

Bruce Cobb

Proud Trump voter here.

I must say, I had my doubts, but good on ya.

docforesight

No renegotiation. Send it to the Senate for their vote, as all treaties are required to do.

Tom Halla

I am watching the announcement. Trump is washing the Paris Accord in holy water and burying it in a crossroads with a stake in its heart.

Larry Hamlin

Great news for the U.S. and world!!
The biased climate alarmist MSM and climate alarmist governments will have their heads “exploding” all over the world.

Goldrider

BITE IT, Lefties!!!!

Jones

Jesus.
What insane mind even conceived of this?
It is really disgusting. No matter what side it’s from. Although it’s obvious which side it’s from.
These people are psychopaths.

Jones

HotScot,
Yes, they are..

I do like the smell of “Lefty”heads exploding in the morning.These Trumpaphobics are a laugh a minute.

TA

It’s going to get crazy.

Joel Snider

Yeah, I live just outside Portland Oregon – I’m staying inside tonight.

BallBounces

Trump’s practice of coal-diss interruptus is a model for a climate sex-crazed world.

Johan M

Congratulation, it will take some time before Europe follows suite but it’s just a matter of time.

Goldrider

A number of Eastern European countries will follow within a week–wait ‘n see!

Latitude

that’s a safe bet

Ernest Bush

They will have to pull out of the EU first.

Auto

Ernest
They may look at that.
See Hungary, and perhaps others.
Frau Merkel’s open door to, well, anyone [who can drive a truck through a Christmas Market (or should I not mention that?)] did not help one whit.
Auto

Gil

PJB – there’s cold champagne in my refrigerator – but not for long. Not gonna wait for the Sun to drop below the yardarm. POP!! Here’s to DJT, Lindzen, Soon, Singer, Happer, Dyson, Morano, Cruz, Lamar Smith, cwon14, Anthony, and all the rest of the team and the whole gang at WUWT – far too many to mention here.

H.R. (Gone fishing in S.C.)

@Johan M – There’s no point in any country staying in now that the U.S. piggy bank is off the table.

Graemethecat

True. The Paris Accord was never about the climate, but about transferring Western (mainly US) wealth to the undeserving Third World.

Ernest Bush
“They will have to pull out of the EU first.”
So, ze evil EU dos indeed control everything zat goes on in every eendividual member state.
Eeentresting.

A triumph of reason and science fact over belief in religous science fiction that must not be challenged (as its making too much money for its insiders at our expesnse, while making the CO2 emissions net worse than gas and nuclear with no overpriced BS renewables in the process (they don’t want you to know that.) CEng, CPhys, MBA.

F. Ross

Climexit!

Chimp

Let’s hope for multiple climexits!

oldfossil2003

I think you mean Clexit. Google it.

noaaprogrammer

Parisexit
Parrasitus

Now all we need to do is continue harping on about the trillions of dollars that are to be “spent” — by whom and given to whom and to do what precisely? — which will have precisely zero impact on climate, on world temperature, on sea level, on arctic ice, on polar bears, on tornados, hurricanes, cyclones, coral reefs, except (perhaps) at the margins and certainly not in the lifetime of anyone currently on this planet.
The Paris agreement like all the others has no scientific rationale and is designed only to impoverish mankind to satisfy the control freaks in the environmental movement.
Nothing else matters.

Listening to his speech, he’s spot on in just about everything he’s saying so far…

Doug in Calgary

Good stuff!!! Gonna be a lot of wrist injuries from all the hand wringing…

Tregonsee

Listening to the coverage, whether CNN or FNC, there is still the underlying assumption that “97% of climate scientists agree…..” Perhaps we need a contest to come up with a rebuttal of that “Fake Science” which has real punch and can be said in 5-10 sentences or less? As long as this meme is out there, people will get away with disparaging his actions as an ignorant, greedy capitalist.

Alan Robertson

If there really was a climate issue, then the advocates of intervention wouldn’t need to “tell lies with facts”, such as the well known the warmest year/month ever recorded.
The proof of their dishonesty is found within their own words.

Robert Wykoff

I think it would be better to simply name as many skeptical scientists as we can, and demand that they name 97 “scientists with the correct views” for each skeptical scientist we name. For extra credit, have them name scientists who’s revenue sources are not 100% dependent on finding human causes to warming.

TA

What skeptics need to do is create a list of all the failed predictions that have been made for CAGW, as a counter to the alarmists running out all their talking points, including the 97 percent talking point.
You can bet the alarmists will be saying Trump’s actions are going to cause this or that dire consequence, and they will be repeating it like a mantra.
So skeptics need a list of all their past failed predictions to demonstrate that these people are just hysterical and are always getting the predictions wrong, so people shouldn’t listen to them because they don’t know what they are talking about.

Two pieces of good news for me from the USA. One in New York and one in Washington DC. Yippeeeee

Chimp

The CACA organized criminal conspirators out the Lucchese family in the shade.

Chimp

For “out” please read “put”.

phaedo

One of the great moments in history.

Ian Magness

I agree. Trump has shown real leadership tonight. How I wish we had such leadership in Britain now.

The Fake Stream Media: “It’s Our Job to Control What People Think.”
Don’t believe ANYTHING the MSM tell you.They LIE.
Take heart,there is more to mizz May than the ENEMEDIA are telling us.

graphicconception

+1
“How I wish we had such leadership in Britain now.”
Perhaps we should emigrate. Don’t you just have to commit a crime then sneak in over the border to get lots of benefits and a free lawyer to fight any suggested repatriation?

noaaprogrammer

Purge the ENEMADIA!

Love it or hate it, all will agree with that statement.

pouncer

Joel says: “He kept his promise. This is what happens when a man is simply what he says he is, and does his best to live up to it. Leading by example.”
Please, it is not as if Mr Trump’s predecessor promised, and failed, to close Guantanamo, lower average health insurance premiums, provide speedy and transparent responses to Open Records / Freedom of Information requests, or keep us out of war-like engagements without Declarations of War by Congress.
Keeping a promise, a deal, one’s side of the bargain — it is just government as usual. Which is no doubt why Mr Trump, a business dealer rather than a politician, is so odd about the process.

Mark T

Um, that was Joel’s point. Trump is what he says he is, his predecessor was not. Not even close, in fact, and that one’s supporters screamed the loudest about what he was vs. what he said he was. “That’s not what he meant!” was a mantra I grew tired of hearing.

Joel Snider

I think he was be facetious, and highlighting the comparison to Trump’s ‘predecessor’.

Chris

“Trump is what he says he is, his predecessor was not.”
Right. Trump was going to repeal the ACA in his first 30 days. Didn’t do that. He was going to build a wall. hasn’t done that – in part because the predominately Republican states that have borders with mexico don’t want one. he was going to drain the swamp – he’s asked for more conflict of interest waivers than any other President.

Joel Snider

That’s all pretty self-serving of you Chris. What Trump’s done against unprecedented resistance and near constant political assassination is really quite admirable.
Unclench and stop projecting.

Chris

Joel said: “What Trump’s done against unprecedented resistance and near constant political assassination is really quite admirable.”
Quite amusing, Trump has a majority in the House and Senate and still can’t get things done. Thanks for confirming that you are a person who sails through life almost nonexistent ambitions.

You are probably hearing quiet sounds of relief from taxpayers all over the world!
Thanks Donald. Thank you to the United States for standing up to Euro-Bullies.
Your Canadian neighbour may argue with you, but we have many things in common.
Great news.
Wayne Delbeke, Faraway, Alberta, Canada.

DrTorch

Great move. Keep ’em coming President Trump.

Bulaman

I love the smell of defunding in the morning!
with apologies to Apoc now!

SteveC

Well the Paris domino just fell!

Goldrider

. . . and Merkel just went to bed early with a jug of Jager!

Non Nomen

Let us pray that if she’ll ever wake up again she’ll suffer from things worse than a mighty hangover.

old engineer

My sentiments are summed up by Winston Churchill’s statement during WWII : “It is not yet the end, it perhaps is not yet the beginning of the end, but it is certainly the end of the beginning,” The tide has at last turned!

Nigel S

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
The Lord Mayor’s Luncheon, Mansion House, November 10, 1942
Sorry to be pedantic but he was a great craftsman and worked hard at his speeches.

joelobryan

Thank you President Trump.
With this announcement, I can unplug from world climate scam fight and the internet, and start my summer holiday that may stretch into the fall. Who knows.
My guess is rhis will start a world-wide unraveling of the socialist agenda disguised as CAGW alarmism.
My Unplugging:
Step 1. Delete Twitter account
Step 2. Turn off email news alerts-feeds.
Step 3. Get off the internet completely.
Getaway:
Step 5. Pack up the dog in the car, go visit my folks.
Step 6. Get a travel trailer, and hit the road sightseeing.
Enjoy cheap gas.
Frack, baby, frack. Make OPEC hurt, bad.
And an “especial” Thanks to Anthony for all these years of fighting the good fight against climate alarmism and exposing the climate liars like Mann, Cook, Lewandowski, Romm, Borenstein, Algore, Nye, etc.
Best to all.
Joel

Chimp

Bon voyage!
Or, considering the rejection of Paris, Buen Viaje!

TA

You will be missed, Joel.
I paid $1.99 per gallon for gasoline yesterday. 🙂

Mickey Reno

Cheap travel game for smart phone owners: figure out how many gas and oil pipelines you’ve driven over each day!

stan stendera

+1776 T Anthony +1,776,000,000,000

Gary

Which countries will follow and how fast will they do it? US withdrawal means the rent-seekers will have to look elsewhere.

Reed Coray

What a day! What a day! Finally, someone with the chutzpah to defy the AGW Climate Machine. As far as I’m concerned Trump just earned 10 “get out of jail free” cards.

wws

Meanwhile, in NYC, Mayor Deh Blahsio has vowed to stay in the accord and shut down all of the extensive coal mining operations underneath the streets of the city.

Goldrider

Hey, the Lefties and their donor class are invited to knock themselves out subsidizing all the Green Weird their checkbooks can handle; park your Tesla in a solar-panelled garage, eat your poop-infused hydroponic kale and give everything left over to the UN; just don’t expect the U.S. taxpayer to prop up this lie any longer.

TA

“Hey, the Lefties and their donor class are invited to knock themselves out subsidizing all the Green Weird their checkbooks can handle;”
That’s right. Feel free to take charge of New York’s climate, Bill de Blasio, just don’t ask us to pay for it, pay for it yourself. That goes for all the other Liberal politicians in the country who claim they are going to follow the Paris Agreement anyway. Do your virtue signaling, but don’t ask us to pay for it.

Go back and tell ’em what works best for energy supply and CO2 reduction. Not their BS solutions that can’t on the energy science fact, the only thing it does well is create the bogus renewables industry with its easy profits by law and its hangers on, all paid with our wasted money.

AndyG55

Go back and tell them it anti-science to try to reduce CO2 emissions.
If that happens as a side-effect of efficiency and reductions of real pollution, so be it…
… but it is way past time that we stopped pandering to the idea that CO2 emission is in any way anything but a benefit.

The atmosphere started off as CO2 and water vapour. Plants ate all the CO2 back to trace levels they still maintai, to keep themselves ad us alive. Why woud this process not work just as well for the tiny amount we produce, a simple green up fixes all. And anyway, CO2 is mainly a consequence of the Oceans, vocanos and life, not a real problem, the controlling heat for the climate is in the long term thermal store of the oceans, 1,000 times as much as is in the atmosphere. The solar variation is weather, noise on the bigger picture..

Bruce Cobb

Excellent speech! Also, Pruitt’s speech makes it a one-two punch. A knock-out blow to the Paris “agreement”, and to the CAGW hegemony.

wws

Some people are saying that Trump is the Second Coming of Reagan, but I think Reagan was just the First Coming of Trump.

Alan Robertson

Well said.

Goldrider

+100!

Victoria

Beautiful!

Paul Jackson

IDK time will tell, personalty I credit Reagan with Ending the cold-war and setting the country on a trajectory of prosperity that took two Bushes and a Clinton to end. Trump is off to a good start.

TA

One thing Reagan and Trump have in common is both of them know/knew what they want to do and how to get there. They have core values and they are not deterred by how the leftwing political wind is blowing at the time.

Wharfplank

Woo Hoo !! There is going to be an utter meltdown on tonight’s Network “News”. If we could harness it we COULD “leave it in the ground.”

TA

The meltdown has already started!

Bruce Cobb

And now comes popcorn time. Life just doesn’t get any better.

London247

UK Guardian comments are approaching apoplexy factor nine.

Who would have thought this a year ago. 🙂

Thank you Anthony Watts
Long hard road
Hats off to you
Almost as tough as installing sonic and metal detection sensors on the Ho Che Mein trails in Laos!!!???
Igloo white

Eustace Cranch

As I explain to my alarmist acquaintances: You don’t give someone chemotherapy when they don’t have cancer. The Paris Accord is chemotherapy.

But you forget the precautionary principle. To make sure you don’t get cancer, all your organs should be replaced, your limbs cut off, and you need three regimens of chemo.

After his election there were a lot of political troublemakers out on the streets . this decision will enrage the climate activists AND his political opponents and presumably they may be out on the streets again in large numbers?
Tonyb

Chimp

There are certain sections of the Rust Belt which I wouldn’t recommend the Environ@zis try to invade.

Nigel S

“Are my eyes really brown?”

TA

I’m curious as to how big this is going to blow up on the Left.
No doubt there will be some protest marches because the Left has organized and has lots of money to throw around to pay marchers, so I would expect we will see some of them, but I wonder just how much energy there is in this movement. We will certainly find out in the near future.

Based upon the past 24 hours, the only thing bigger was the actual election of Trump. My popcorn futures are soaring!

Chris

The Fortune 1000 – in other words, the companies that are the backbone of the US economy, have called this a colossal mistake. They will do their best to work around it. They will not let a clueless President stop their efforts.

rw

That’s why we needed someone like this. To break out of the politics as usual straightjacket.

London247

Genuine respect and admiration to Trump and America. The first head of the hydra has been removed from the monstrosity of the AGW myth.
And I am also heartened as it reinforces democracy. He has done what he promised ( probably in the face of a barrage of criticism and lobbying)
Trump made some high profile pledges
The travel ban frustrated by the judiciary
The Wall no significant progress
If he had failed to deliver on this then people may have turned away from democratic elections to favour the less attractive forms of human governance.
God bless America.

We’ll done President Trump. Excellent speech and decision. Wish we had you as our Prime Minister here in UK.

Most countries today need someone like Trump …
Now it is time to deflate the faulty EU balloon …

TA

“Most countries today need someone like Trump …”
One thing about it, Trump’s leadership will rub off on other leaders. His actions are going to make everyone pause and think about basic issues, and other natural born leaders around the world will step up. Monkey see, monkey do.

Chris Wright

Yes, I’d definitely vote Trump if I were an American. I also hope he will make progress cutting taxes and regulation.
I would have been a life-long Conservative voter, but no longer. I will not vote for them until they have promised to scrap the Climate Change Bill, which will achieve nothing but human misery.
I didn’t watch the leader’s debate (minus the PM) but apparently Paul Nuttall was the only leader to believe that Trump was right to leave. I’ll definitely be voting UKIP next Thursday.
Trump’s speech was excellent, but there was one disappointment: there was no mention of the massive problems in climate science. But he did make one powerful point: that if Paris were fully implemented, by the end of the century it would reduce the global temperature by – drum roll please – 0.2C (according to Lomberg it would be just 0.05C).
The Paris agreement is a criminal act based on wrong and possibly fraudulent science, on massive vested interests and on the desire to destroy the independence of national democracies.
What Trump did yesterday has made the world a better place, particularly for the poor. But there is still much work to do……
Chris

Goldrider

Taking back American soverignty; at three minutes to midnight, too. Good thing the Leftists were so overconfident, so sure they had it in the bag, that they showed their hand last summer. Hillary’s Sore Loser Tour is all they’ve got left . . . oh, and Cher. Maybe she’ll give that Kathy Griffin loser a job, too.

Paul Jackson

I figure that Kathy Griffin will start off on a new comedy tour, opening for Bill Cosby and sharing his tour bus.

TA

“Hillary’s Sore Loser Tour”
Yeah, what a pathetic display. Even the Democrats are getting sick of her.

London–no progress on the wall, but illegal border crossings from Mexico are way, way down, and illegal arrests are way up. Seems that just the thought of Trump has a lot to do with that.

Paul Hanlon

What a masterstroke!!! America out, but will “re-negotiate”. Hey America, NOW you’re back. Also I hope Anthony sees this as vindication for the hard yards he has done in putting our side of the story out there. Bravo!!

William Astley

I totally agree. No politician can run to accept the old US Paris accord deal.
Why would the US pay the majority of the $200 billion/year ‘green fund’?
The punks at the UN, say the $200 billion/year is only a start. The actual number, they say will be, around 2020, be closer to $1 to $2 trillion dollars/year.
Sound like a bad ‘deal’ for the US?

It was ‘only’ 100 billion/year by 2020. US ‘fair share’ was ‘only’ almost half. Trump just homered.

pat

thank you President Trump.
thank you Anthony Watts and all those in the CAGW sceptic community.

Now we can call it the “Paris Discord”.
… one of the few times that we find accord in the experience of discord.